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Kitchener's Plasticity aims for the biggest gratitude wall in the world

Plasticity in The Tannery Building wants to have the biggest gratitude wall in the world. They are attempting to break a world record by having over 5,000 sticky notes by 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Plasticity aims to have over 5,000 Post-it notes with community's gratitude messages

Jennifer Moss is the co-founder of Plasticity in the The Tannery Building in Kitchener. Guinness World Records accepted their application to attempt to have the biggest gratitude wall in the world. (Carmen Ponciano/ CBC )

Plasticity, a company located in The Tannery Building, is attempting to break a world record by having the biggest gratitude wall in the world. 

Their goal is to have 5,000 sticky notes with gratitude messages up on the wall by 6 p.m. Tuesday. The previous record is 2,500.

Jennifer Moss, the co-founder of Plasticity, told CBC News the idea was for people to write down what they were grateful for on a colourful sticky note.

The notes would then be added to their existing gratitude wall, which is already decorated with gratitude messages from co-workers and from people who have toured The Tannery Building in the past.

"We decided this was the perfect day," said Moss. "It's International Day of Happiness. We celebrate it every year. Let's try and bring the community in."

Plasticity in the Tannery Building wants to have the biggest gratitude wall in the world. They are attempting to have over 5,000 Post-It notes by 6 p.m. Tuesday. (Carmen Ponciano/ CBC )

Since March 1, hundreds of people tweeted their gratitude message to Plasticity. Those messages were transcribed on a sticky note. People also showed up in person on Tuesday to add to the collection.

The wall has enough space to fit 5,300 sticky notes. 

"We made a big grid and basically transcribed that from a digital format up on the wall," said Ashley McLean, a designer with Plasticity, who helped create the pixel style design.

She said it took them hours to write 5,300 P,G and B letters on the wall to tell people what coloured sticky note to place on the wall.

"We were trying to get the vibe of it being really bright and happy and kind of like a wave," she said. "Gratitude is very contagious and it spreads on and it passes on to everyone you interact with."

Kitchener Mayor, Berry Vrbanovic and Kitchener Deputy Fire Chief, Rob Martin, were Plasticity's Guinness World Record Witnesses.

Ashley McLean, a designer with Plasticity, said they had to write 5,300 P,G and B letters on the wall to tell people what coloured Post-It note to place. (Carmen Ponciano/CBC)